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Talk Porty ~ Portobello • View topic - Bye bye Maryfield; longer Wilson's Park

Bye bye Maryfield; longer Wilson's Park

Local history of Portobello, including an archive of Portobello postcards through the years

Bye bye Maryfield; longer Wilson's Park

Postby wangi » 13 Mar 2011, 17:35

The work at Towerbank Primary to unite the school + playground is cracking on; the "new" road to the south of the site is taking shape:
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South part of Wilson's Park; March 2011
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When I first heard of this work I wondered why they wouldn't just keep the Maryfield name for the moved road? It's being lost. But if you dig back into the old maps it's interesting to see that there was previously a road in this location, and right enough it was called Wilson's Park:
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Towerbank & Wilson's Park; Ordnance Survey large scale Town Plan: Portobello 1894
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(source: http://maps.nls.uk/townplans/portobello.html)
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